New Publication: Patient reported outcome measurements (PROMS): getting the timing right

Recent analysis by Chris Schilling and Professor Philip Clarke at the Centre for Health Policy, in collaboration with Dr Michelle Dowsey and Professor Peter Choong at St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne, highlighted the importance of getting the timing right when measuring patient response after treatment. They found that the default annual measurements used in the evaluation of total knee arthroplasty (reconstruction) can bias economic evaluations. Instead, the patient response to treatment should be measured at appropriate points in the patient’s recovery - for knee surgery, this is 3 months. The research was published in the Value in Health journal, and was also featured in the widely-read The Academic Health Economists' Blog.

The article can be accessed here

The Academic Health Economists' Blog can be accessed here